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Green Chemistry (GRS)
Gordon Research Seminar

The Relevance of Green Chemical Mechanisms in Academia and Industry


July 30-31, 2016


Stoweflake Conference Center
Stowe, VT


Giuliana Rubulotta

Meeting Description

The Gordon Research Seminar (GRS) on Green Chemistry is a unique forum for graduate students, post-docs, and other scientists with comparable levels of experience and education, to debate new discoveries and cutting edge ideas.

The focus of this meeting is on novel strategies in Green Chemistry with an emphasis on a synergistic interaction between academy and industry to solve societal challenges and simultaneously to meet economic requirements.

This GRS is an excellent opportunity, especially for graduate students and young scientists, to present their work and to get in touch with the Green Chemistry community, working together towards feasible green solutions for a better future.

Related Meeting

This GRS was held in conjunction with the "Green Chemistry" Gordon Research Conference (GRC). Refer to the associated GRC program page for more information.


Final Meeting Program

2:00 pm - 5:00 pmArrival and Check-in
3:30 pm - 3:45 pmIntroductory Comments by GRC Site Staff / Welcome by the GRS Conference Chair
3:45 pm - 4:30 pmKeynote Session: Green Chemistry and Sustainability in Academia and Industry
The session will start with a Keynote lecture from Prof. W. Leitner, followed by the first poster session.
Discussion Leaders: Fabrizio Cavani (University of Bologna, Italy) and Laura Berstis (National Renewable Energy Laboratory, USA)
3:45 pm - 4:15 pmWalter Leitner (RWTH Aachen University, Germany)
"If Sustainability Is the Goal, Green Chemistry Can Show the Way - Examples from Science and Application"
4:15 pm - 4:30 pmDiscussion
4:30 pm - 6:00 pmPoster Session
6:00 pmDinner
7:30 pm - 9:30 pmCatalysis: A Powerful Tool of Green Chemistry
This session will start with a lecture from Prof. F. Cavani, followed by selected oral presentations from submitted abstracts.
Discussion Leaders: Nadine Gruhn (University of Washington, USA) and Tapish Saboo (Claude Bernard University Lyon 1, France)
7:30 pm - 8:00 pmFabrizio Cavani (University of Bologna, Italy)
"Lessons Learned from the Past: Green Industrial Chemistry During Early 20th Century"
8:00 pm - 8:10 pmDiscussion
8:10 pm - 8:25 pmVenkata Dasireddy (National Institute of Chemistry, Slovenia)
"Development of Highly Stable Catalyst for Methanol Synthesis"
8:25 pm - 8:30 pmDiscussion
8:30 pm - 8:45 pmOlena Vozniuk (University of Bologna, Italy)
"A Study of the Physicochemical Properties of Different Ferrospinel Oxides and Their Potential Applications in Catalysis"
8:45 pm - 8:50 pmDiscussion
8:50 pm - 9:05 pmAndrew Harris (National Institute of Standards and Technology, USA)
"A Materials Genome Initiative Approach to Greenhouse Gas Reduction"
9:05 pm - 9:10 pmDiscussion
9:10 pm - 9:25 pmNimisha Singh (Sardar Vallabhbhai National Institute of Technology, Surat, India)
"Self Assembled Monolayer Fabricated Electrochemical Sensor for Detection and Quantification of Nitrite Ions"
9:25 pm - 9:30 pmDiscussion
7:30 am - 8:30 amBreakfast
9:00 am - 11:00 amMentorship Component: Career Panel / Green Production of Fine Chemicals and Fuels
In this session a career panel will take place followed by selected oral presentations from submitted abstracts and the second poster session.
Discussion Leaders: Walter Leitner (RWTH Aachen University, Germany), Alba Castanon Rodriguez (University of Nottingham, United Kingdom) and Stefania Solmi (Università di Bologna, Italy)
9:00 am - 10:00 amPanel Discussion
"Interaction Between Academia and Industry"
  • Nadine Gruhn (University of Washington, USA)
  • Steve Howdle (University of Nottingham, United Kingdom)
  • Rodolphe Jazzar (UCSD/CNRS Joint Research Chemistry Laboratory (UMI 3555), USA)
  • Philipp Mania (University of Hagen, Germany)
  • Heather Spinney (The Dow Chemical Company, USA)
10:00 am - 10:20 amAtif Emre Demet (Ecole Nationale Supérieure de Chimie de Montpellier, France / Università Degli Studi di Messina, Italy)
"Mixed Co-Fe and Cu-Mn Spinels as Redox Catalysts for the Oxidation of HMF to FDCA"
10:20 am - 10:30 amDiscussion
10:30 am - 10:50 amJulian Silverman (Graduate Center, The City University of New York, USA)
"Sustainable Molecular Organogels: Soft Materials for Functional Next Generation Fuels"
10:50 am - 11:00 amDiscussion
11:00 am - 12:30 pmPoster Session

Coffee will be served in the poster area from 11:00 am - 11:30 am
12:30 pmLunch
1:30 pm - 2:30 pmThe Future of Green Chemistry
Discussion Leaders: Steve Howdle (University of Nottingham, United Kingdom), Nimisha Singh (Sardar Vallabhbhai National Institute of Technology, Surat, India) and Erwin Fernandez (Polytechnic University of Turin, Italy)
1:30 pm - 1:45 pmAndres Felipe Sierra Salazar (Ecole Nationale Supérieure de Chimie de Montpellier, France)
"Silica-Supported Platinum Catalysts with Hierarchical Porosity Prepared by Innovative Coupling of Various Synthesis Routes"
1:45 pm - 1:50 pmDiscussion
1:50 pm - 2:05 pmEmilia Streng (University of Nottingham, United Kingdom)
"Cyclic Amines from 5-Amino-1-Pentanol – Two Different Strategies for Utilizing CO2"
2:05 pm - 2:10 pmDiscussion
2:10 pm - 2:30 pmGeneral Discussion: Green Chemistry and Industrial Sustainability
2:30 pm - 3:00 pmEvaluation Period
Fill in GRS Evaluation Forms
3:00 pmSeminar Concludes
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